Have you ever noticed that once you've had fun doing something - THAT THING is ALWAYS fun to remember? I can feel the anticipation building as we pulled in to the grocery store parking lot in downtown Hopkins, MN. We didn't shop there often, but i
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down from the Ben Franklin dime store that sold penny candy. A horse lived in front of Tait's Super Valu. A metal painted horse who gave jolting rides. A seat that got egg-fry hot in the summer. And stirrups that couldn't contain the movements of a laughing child.
Every time we eat at the Ox Yoke Inn, I notice this horse. He's parked silently in the dark entrance. Smile! This time I was ready with my camera. My husband silently walked away and was sitting down for at least five minutes before I joined him. I didn't ride the horse, because I just couldn't fit. Yes, I actually tried. Instead I hollered "giddy-up" and took a few photos.